Jan. 24, 2006
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- Sean Singletary scored 29 points and took control when teammate J.R. Reynolds went down with a frightening injury in the second half Tuesday night, leading Virginia to its third consecutive victory, 71-51 over Miami.
Singletary scored 20 of his points after Reynolds hit the floor hard on a driving basket with 15:43 to play. Reynolds' basket gave the Cavaliers a 38-33 lead, and Singletary and the Cavaliers kept it going, opening a 49-38 lead with 9:32 remaining.
Virginia (10-6, 4-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) saw it cut to six with just under seven minutes to go, but Adrian Joseph and Mamadi Diane hit consecutive 3-pointers to rebuild it to 12 with 5:44 left and the Hurricanes (11-8, 3-3) never challenged again.
Reynolds, whose condition was unknown, and Laurynas Mikalauskas each added 12 points for the Cavaliers and Joseph had 11. Mikalauskas also grabbed eight rebounds.
Anthony Harris led Miami with 13 points and Guillermo Diaz and Robert Hite added 10 each, but Diaz (2-14) and Hite (3-13) finished a combined 5-for-27 from the field.
Virginia led 36-33 when Reynolds drove to the basket, made the shot but then fell hard to the floor, appearing to hit his elbow and then head on the hardwood.
After laying on the court for several minutes holding his head, he was helped to the bench and then the locker room. He returned to the bench with just under 8 minutes left, but sat on the bench with a towel draped over his head the rest of the game.
With Singletary in control, they hardly needed their second-leading scorer and best defender. Miami finished 19-for-60 from the field, 6-for-27 from 3-point territory.
The Hurricanes hit 6 of their first 12 and led 19-14 midway through the half. Then they went cold, missing 19 of their next 21 tries as Virginia put together an 18-5 run ending on Raymond Hicks' putback for Miami that pulled them to 32-26 at the break.
Miami finished just 9-for-33 in the half, 27 percent.
Diakite's Impact Growing for CavaliersMen's Basketball12/15/17Redshirt sophomore Mamadi Diakite has been a positive presence around the basket for No. 16 Virginia, which hosts Davidson on Saturday afternoon at JPJ.Welsh Connection Adds to Bowl StorylinesFootball12/14/17Virginia (6-6) meets Navy (6-6) in the Military Bowl, Dec. 28 in Annapolis, Md. George Welsh is a former head coach of each team.Cooper Thriving Under New StaffSwimming & Diving12/12/17A senior from Atlanta and one of the team's captains, Caitlin Cooper set the UVA women's record in the 50-yard freestyle early this month in Athens, Georgia.
Director of News Content
A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.
Jeff White: Diakite's Impact Growing for Cavaliers
M. Basketball | 12/15/2017
Redshirt sophomore Mamadi Diakite has been a positive presence around the basket for No. 16...
No. 16 Virginia Hosts Davidson on Saturday
M. Basketball | 12/15/2017
No. 16 Virginia (8-1) returns to action with a non-conference game against Davidson (4-3) on...
Jeff White: 'Hoos Draw Valuable Lessons from Loss
M. Basketball | 12/6/2017
No. 15 Virginia heads into its exam break with an 8-1 record after losing 68-61 Tuesday night at ...
No. 18 WVU Tops No. 15 Virginia 68-61
M. Basketball | 12/5/2017
Devon Hall led No. 15 Virginia (8-1) with 19 points and Kyle Guy added 18 as the Cavaliers fell...
No. 18 Virginia Plays at No. 19 West Virginia Tuesday
M. Basketball | 12/4/2017
No. 18 Virginia (8-0) travels to No. 19 West Virginia (7-1) on Tuesday (Dec. 5). Tipoff at WVU...
Jeff White: Selfless Effort Propels 'Hoos in Latest Win
M. Basketball | 12/2/2017
No. 18 Virginia was credited with 21 assists on its 30 field goals Saturday in its victory over...
Guy's 21 lead No. 18 Virginia past Lehigh 75-54
M. Basketball | 12/02/2017
Kyle Guy scored 21 points and No. 18 Virginia never trailed in a 75-54 victory against Lehigh on ...
Coach's Corner with Tony Bennett Airs Tonight
M. Basketball | 12/11/2017
Coach's Corner with Tony Bennett airs on Virginia Sports Radio Network tonight from 7:06-8 p.m.
- Online Stores